The Blog of Young America

Maximum Fun is your home on the internet for things that are awesome. Our blog will guide you, our family of podcasts will entertain and inform you, and our lively forum community will connect you with others. About

Sawbones: Malaria

| 3 comments
Show: 
Sawbones

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin tell you the miraculous story of the tree that fell in a lake after an earthquake and helped treat malaria.

You can subscribe to their show right now on iTunes! Then tweet about or follow the show on Twitter (@Sawbones) so all your friends and family can be as horrified and entertained as you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Beating Boredom Pt. 2: Alone on Earth

| 2 comments

SPOILERALERT! We talk alot about the new Fox show Last Man on Earth! You've been warned!

Last week we discussed what you would do if you were trapped in a bunker by yourself, but what if you had the whole world at your disposal? Would you take up hobbies? Would you become irrationally destructive? How long before you lose your mind? What things would you do that you can't do now? Would you get drunk? (Yes, yes you would) All this and more on this week's Bunker Buddies!

To donate to Bunker Buddies, click this link here!

To buy a special message on Bunker Buddies, click this link here!

And don't forget to follow us on Twitter!

Intro and outro music thanks to Brentalfloss

Art thanks to Justin Russo

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Pop Rocket: Episode 10 New Music, Inappropriate Movies & Kimmy Schmidt

| 2 comments
Wynter, Guy, Margaret and Oliver
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Oliver Wang

We share our first inappropriate movie experiences, chat Grey Gardens, frat racism and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, plus Wynter ranks the Hemsworth Brothers and Margaret takes us through a discussion of where we’re all going to discover new music.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Going Back to Cali by The Notorious BIG
Oliver Wang - Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah by Saun and Starr
Margaret Wappler - Arabic 60s/70s Vinyl Mix Part 2 by Jannis of Jakarta Records
Guy Branum - You’re So Beautiful (White Party Version)(feat. Jessie Smollett) from the TV show Empire

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PRPod on Twitter.

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: RuPaul & Terry Crews

| 0 comments

New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.

And if you're looking for a particular segment to listen to or share, check us out on Soundcloud.

--

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK'S EPISODE


Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

RuPaul on the Many Shades of Drag

Before he was the world's most famous drag queen, RuPaul was just a kid growing up in San Diego, California. But he knew something was different about him. He noticed things that other people didn't. He found joy in the irreverence of characters like Bugs Bunny, and TV shows like Monty Python's Flying Circus. When he was still in his teens, he packed his bags and followed his sister to Atlanta. He attended performing arts high school, and a brief stint as a car salesman, he started performing with a couple of underground bands. They were searching for a way to be subversive, and decided to perform in drag. RuPaul found that something clicked -- both for himself, and for the audience.

He spent years performing and appearing on public access TV, but he became an international star with his 1992 hit single, "Supermodel".

Recently, he's hosted RuPaul's Drag Race, a reality competition series featuring RuPaul as host and mentor to the contestants as they battle to become America's next drag superstar. Drag Race is now in its seventh season on LOGO TV.

If you liked this, let someone know! Click here to share this segment.

Carolyn Kellogg Recommends: Cryonics and Gangsters

We're joined by Carolyn Kellogg to talk about books!

Her first recommendation is a memoir about a TV repairman's obsession with immortality that leads to his professional pursuit of cryonics -- the art of freezing people. It's called Freezing People Is (Not) Easy: My Adventures in Cryonics by Bob Nelson, Kenneth Bly and Sally Magana.

Her second recommendation is a twining novel about the legendary gangster Meyer Lansky and a murder investigation in Israel, called Jacket Copy.

If you liked this, let someone know! Click here to share this segment.

My Brother My Brother and Me Solve Your Cultural Quandaries

The hosts of the podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me won't hesitate to give their advice, though they don't always suggest you follow it.

Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy and Griffin McElroy stop by Bullseye to answer some of our listeners' cultural quandaries. Here are their takes on dealing with your parents' (terrible) TV recommendations, what it means to hog a game at a barcade, and how comedians should respond to hecklers in the crowd.

If you’ve still got questions that need answers, the McElroy brothers host a weekly advice show for the modern era called My Brother, My Brother, and Me. You can subscribe wherever you download podcasts, and send your queries to mbmbam@maximumfun.org.

If you liked this, let someone know! Click here to share this segment.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Terry Crews on Art, Athletics, and Comedy

Terry Crews has taken a pretty unconventional path. He played football in college, but he didn't go on scholarship, and joined the team as a walk on. He played in the NFL for years as a linebacker with the Rams and the Chargers, but when he was done, he didn't become a sports commentator.

Instead, Crews went back to one of his first loves -- the arts. And while he continues his devotion to his workout regimen, he now uses his physicality in his work as an actor. He's worked steadily in a string of movies like The Longest Yard and The Expendables, and adds a tough-but-caring element to his characters in TV shows like Everybody Hates Chris and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

You can see him now as an essential part of Brooklyn Nine-Nine's ensemble as the police detective and family man, Sergeant Terry Jeffords.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs Sunday nights on FOX.

Crews is also the author of a memoir, called Manhood: How to Be a Better Man - or Just Live with One.

This week, Crews tells us about growing up in Flint, Michigan, discovering his love of both art and physical fitness, the difficulty of ending an NFL career, and the joys of working on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

If you liked this, let someone know! Click here to share this segment.

The Outshot: Nas' Illmatic

Jesse shares the greatest hip-hop album ever recorded, Nas' Illmatic. A bold claim? Yes. A true claim? Also yes.

If you liked this, let someone know! Click here to share this segment.

This episode originally aired March 25, 2014.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 364 - Todd Glass

| 1 comment
Guests: 
Todd Glass

Comedian Todd Glass joins us to talk duvets, pancakes, duvets, the bus, and duvets.

Download episode 364 here. (right-click)

Email us at "spy [at] maximumfun [dot] org" or phone us at (206) 339-8328.

Brought to you by:
(click here for the full recap)

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

#622 The Best of RISK! Music #8

| 2 comments
A collection of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes.
Show: 
RISK!
Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 367: Strong Genre Preferences with Janet Varney

| 1 comment
Guests: 
Janet Varney

Janet Varney joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of year-round gourds, Purim dancing, and whistle candy.

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Best of MaxFun Drive Phone Calls

| 0 comments
Show: 
Throwing Shade

All the characters from Throwing Shade are together at last! Want to hear Big Teeth Small Mouth for the first time? How about Paris Milan's debut? Jan Brewer? Sheure Tont? Yarn Tethers and Victoria Jackson? They're all here. 
MaxFun Drive is coming up! If you love Throwing Shade, show your support by donating to our show thru our podcasting network, MaxFun, right here 
Compiled and edited by Thomas McNab
 
 

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

MBMBaM 242: In The Mouth of Mango

| 2 comments

This is an episode you should really tell your friends about! Because, otherwise, in seven days, an otherworldly Ancient God will climb out of your podcasting platform of choice and pull you into a dimension of unimaginable horror.

Suggested talking points: Survival Kitties, Prank Central, Stop Rapping, Sonic Parties, Tattoo Previews, Shower Clowns, Spanky Gazpacho

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

The Flop House: Episode #173 - Transcendence

| 1 comment
Show: 
The Flop House

Turns out that being Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer is not the same thing as being Christopher Nolan, as we found out when we endured Transcendence. Meanwhile Elliott explains Dan’s unusual way of reading, Stuart has a Transmorphers flashback, and Dan sings a little cow opera.

Movies and TV recommended in this episode:

The Evil Clergyman
The Woman on the Beach
Sunshine

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)
Syndicate content